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Professional EthicsNY PLS

Engineering and surveying profession is considered to be of vital importance to the safety, health and welfare of the public. In order to serve the public effectively and ensure the well-being of the society, professional engineers or surveyors must not only possess and maintain a high level of technical expertise and competence, but also perform under the standard of professional conduct with adherence to the highest ethical principles. The ethical principles governing each profession are embodied in codes of ethics. Such codes have been adopted by state boards of registration, professional engineering societies and even by some private industries.

In this lesson, you will be asked to study the Code of Ethics for Engineers by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and the Surveyors Creed and Canons by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). The fundamental principles of conduct of engineers and surveyor include truth, honesty, impartiality, fairness, equity and trustworthiness in their service to the society which is holding engineering professions accountable for decisions that affects quality of life. Those decisions shall be based on technical, societal, cultural, economic, environmental, moral, legal and safety considerations. The NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers and the NSPS Surveyors Creed and Canons are designed to provide positive stimulus for ethical conduct as well as helpful guidance and advice concerning the primary and basic obligations of practicing engineers and surveyors.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.